Joseph Earl

PhD student, Associate Lecturer

Research Overview

My research is focussed upon public engagement, specifically in the field of citizen science, where I am working to establish Coast Watchers, an initative that aims to use citizen collected data to monitor coastal change at Cleveleys on the Fylde Coast, Lancashire. The key challenge is how we can use citizen science to better understand, communicate and prepare for coastal hazards across both the scientific and public communities.

The project is currently considering the value and importance of coastal blue space in the Fylde region, reflecting on the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic upon how people interact with and experience coastal space.